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CBS
Oct 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >>> hundreds gathered under the city hall rotunda in san francisco to remember ambassador chris stevens. stevens was killed last month in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. among those at yesterday's memorial service were mayor ed lee and senator dianne feinstein. the libyan ambassador to the u.s. expressed his government's regret. >> we're very sorry. you send us one of your best diplomats, but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> friends said stevens was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyan people. during his service, his younger sister ann said his optimism inspired her to learn about the middle east. chris stevens was a graduate of piedmont high school and uc- berkeley. >>> 5:07. overnight sections of america's cup catamaran were towed back to shore. the 72-foot boat flipped over drifted out through the golden gate and broke into pieces. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran over at pier 80 headquarters of team oracle with more. cate. >> reporter: frank, oracle team usa says this is a big setback for them and it appears that their b
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm PDT
ambassador stevens and three other americans last month. that is the task of the white house. >> september 11th 2012. an american ambassador murdered and three other americans killed. and a security request submitted four months earlier, denied after two bombings and fears of being killed expressed by ambassador stevens. and they had no intelligence requiring increased security. then the attack. obama and his administration with evidence piling up on barack obama. within hours of the attacks obama officials received numerous intelligence reports indicating the attacks were organized and al qaeda was involved. given occasions intercepted between al qaeda and libyan militants bragging about the attack. every sign pointed to terrorism. but for two long weeks obama and his team blamed a video. why? for political reasons. it was in obama's interests to not portray attacks as terrorism on the anniversary of the september 11th. intelligence was there. clear signs of terrorists but politics came forth. the evidence is mounting and more questions arise what. did this president know? and when? >> what
FOX News
Oct 19, 2012 10:00am PDT
-on a stunning pile of letters and cables from our murdered ambassador chris stevens warning of his fears and saying violence is about to worse even, and wait until you hear the details and hear about what state was telling him about increased security and their refusal to provide it. megyn: fox news alert. moment ago we started getting details from a pile of document from the state department on security in libya in the weeks and months leading up to the terrorist attack that took the lives of four americans and they chock full of information. james rosen will be here in moment to bring you the full details. the document reveal that our u.s. ambassador chris stevens was increasingly worried about security threats in the weeks before he and three others were killed on 9/11 of this year. we knew that from the diary cnn found in the wake of his murder. but we are learning more about his pleas for help from washington. the requests were repeatedly denied in the months leading up to his murder. the document show the security officers repeatedly sound alarms to their superiors in washington ab
FOX
Oct 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
that ambassador chris stevens..t's now not clear what, if anythhnn, she wassbasing that believed thattthe attack was just the result of a spontaaeous protest. bollon says: "when the state department's ccreer bureaucracy takes on a leftist tries to separate itself ffom a liberal wwite house, you kkow the whitt house has got a problem." the whhte house denies thereewas a cover- pbout security at the u-s ns - compouud... and whether the state department ignored siins steven's death. issues... in college divisive - admissions. toddy... the u-- supreme court will ake on again.thii time... i a case involving theeuniversity of texassat austii. the case at issue was brought bb a white woman... naaed abigail fisher... who claims thh universitt chose not to admit her because oo her race. the university says that using is the only way to keep the ns - student body diverse... and ennure minority epresentation on campus. only 8 justices will hear todayys case. a maryland lawmmker reaches a plea deal before her trial for the deal... delegaae tiffany alsson will be immediaaely suspended from
Current
Oct 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
of ams am -- ambassador chris stevens here is how he wrapped up his resolve. >> obama: no act of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation. alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. >> bill: right. so the idea that then these republicans -- i understand the romney campaign because you know, they were so embarrassed by this whole thing because mitt romney made a fool of himself. i understand but for the media to give it any credence whatsoever, for the media to report on it, as abc news and cbs did last night and i'm sorry -- i saw cbs and nbc. i don't know what abc did. they probably did the same thing they are irresponsible. totally, totally irresponsible. the fact that president obama did not say the words peter what happened yesterday in benghazi was an act of terror. i mean do you have to say those specific words in order to get credit for calling it an act of terror? no! come on! let's not parse every single word. we're not third graders. again, i understan
ABC
Oct 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
u.s. ambassador chris stevens, during a public memorial at san francisco city hall. former colleagues say stevens will be remembered for his skill as a diplomat and his personal charm. stevens was killed in that attack on the u.s. consulate back on september 11th. >>> and some rattled nerves in the northeast this morning after a rare earthquake hit southern maine. the 4.0 magnitude quake struck just after 7:00 last night, about 20 miles west of portland. it could be felt throughout new england. people running into the streets, as the ground shook. but there were no reports of major damage or injuries. >>> and it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation. fargo, minneapolis, and chicago will see showers, perhaps, even thunderstorms. severe weather is a threat for little rock and memphis, with high winds and hail. the northern plains could see wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. and the southwest, hate to tell you. you're going to bake in temperatures well above normal. downtown l.a. will hit 90 or above. phoenix is 93. dallas will be in the upper 80s. mostl
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
that ambassador chris stevens, who was killed in the attack, repeatedly voiced concern about security in libya, including, we are told, on the day he died. abc's jake tapper has the details. >> reporter: they're the questions the president cannot escape. why do we still not know what went wrong in benghazi? and why was the administration's response so confusing? last night, comedian jon stewart took his turn. >> i would say even you would admit, it was not the optimal response, at least to the american people, as far as all of us being on the same page. >> well, here's what i'll say. >> yeah. >> if four americans get killed, it's not optimal. >> right. >> and we're going to fix it. and -- >> all of it. >> all of it. >> reporter: that remains a work in progress. the president has vowed to bring those responsible to justice, but although government officials suggest that members of the extremist group ansar al sharia were involved in the attack, a "new york times" reporter spent two hours on the patio of a crowded luxury hotel last night with a leader of that group, as he sipped a strawberry fra
FOX News
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. bringing justices to the terrorists that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans last month. that's the task of the white house, only made more difficult because of its campaign of disinformation, propaganda and distortion. >> september 11, 2012... an american ambassador is brutally murdered, three other americans killed. an organized assault with rocket-propelled grenades. a security request submitted four months earlier, denied. even after two bombings preceding the anniversary of 9/11. and fears of being killed, expressionsed by ambassador stevens himself. yet president obama's officials insisted they had no actionable intelligence requiring increased security. then, the attack. and obama and his administration wouldn't call it terrorism for 14 days. but the evidence is piling up on barack obama. within hours of the attacks, obama officials received numerous intelligence reports indicating the attacks were organized and al qaeda was involved. communications intercepted between al qaeda and libyan militants, bragging about the attack. every sign pointed to terrorism. but f
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >>> up next on c-span2, retired justice, john paul stevens, discuss the second amendment and gun laws, and the oral argument with the university of texas, a case challenges affirmative action policies in college admissions p. later, his tore yaps, journalists, and filmmakers mark the 50th anniversary of the cuban missile crisis. >> i watch c-span because when i want to get the news without a lot of talk and pundits adding their point of view, i can get the original script from a person, and then i can come to my own conclusions which i think is better than having someone else tell me what i should think. c-span, c-span2 #, and c-span2. 2 is booktv which i love, and 3 is the history challenge doing a civil war series, but sometimes i want to visit the senate and see what the house is doing, and so i look at c-span for those kinds of things too. >>> sandra parker mitchell watches c-span on verizon. c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >>> tuesday, national journal hosted a&"snumm%=9zez the fiscal cliff, the
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 2:00am PDT
stevens slept. part of a small sweep also meant to be a makeshift safe room. here on the floor between the bed and the chair is where cnn found the ambassador's journal. it is also the same room where the ambassador was located hours after the attack first began, separated by smoke from his security detail. the u.s. initially said the assault was a result of a demonstration turned violent. >> putting together the best information that we had available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. >> reporter: that was not the case. the state department is now saying that there was nothing unusual prior to the attack. at 8:30 p.m., everything was calm. and just over an hour later, armed men launched their assault. libyan officials say they warned the americans on many occasions about the growing threat from extremists. the compound had already been atta
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 8:30pm EDT
to get something done. >> retired supreme court justice jon paul stevens talked monday of the second amendment and gun laws. the third longest serving justice was the author of the 2006 and 2008 dissent on the cases before the court. his remarks at the center to prevent gun violence are in our >> the mass shooting a movie theater just outside of denver colorado in aurora a gunman acting alone in the opening fire. >> [inaudible] just two weeks after the shooting in our rot colorado a gunman opened fire. >> -- aurora colorado a gunman opened fire. >> they called police about a suspicious person and he had been shot in the chest. >> a lot of people can relate to our situation and it breaks their heart just like it breaks mind. at the popular cafe minutes later four people were fatally shot and another wounded as the gun man stands alone he's holding what appears to be a gun. we are going to take you now to chicago where the past weekend at least 52 people were shot, eight of them killed. >> 8-year-old shot selling candy outside her home. >> far from downtown attractions in a weekend of
FOX
Oct 16, 2012 7:00am PDT
memorial for chris stevens is scheduled at san francisco's city hall this afternoon. 52-year-old stevens was one of four americans killed during the september 11th attack on u.s. consulate. he grew up in the bay area, and graduated from piedmont high school. the memorial is scheduled at 4:30 in the city hall row ton doe. >>> secretary of state, hilly clinton is taking responsibility for security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. the obama administration has been criticized for denying requests for this prior to the attack. >> i take responsibility, i'm in charge of the state department, 60,000. the vice president and vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security officials. >> secretary clinton says she has appointed an independent panel to investigate the attack on the consulate. >>> the "new york times" reports that the pentagon and the state department want to help the libyan government create a commando force to comback extremists. last month congress approved shifting about $8 million from for aid to -- $8 million for aid for t
CNN
Oct 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT
reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots. explosions have been heard as well. ambassador stevens, who is in benghazi and four personnel are in the compound safe haven. 50 minutes later, a second e-mail. embassy tripoli reports that the firing of the u.s. diplomatic mission has stopped. the compound has been cleared. a response team is on site attempting to locate com personnel. then at 6:07 p.m., a third e-mail. the subject line reads update to -- al sharia claims responsibility. embassy tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on facebook and twitter and has called for an attack on embassy tripoli. jay carney today took those e-mails and described them as open source unclassified e-mails. they also raised new questions as to why the white house waited eight kays days to label the ata terrorist attack. >> the independent accountability review board is hard at work reviewing everything. which i highly recommend as the inappropriate approach to something as complex as an attack like this. >> now, this is very important. clinton added and i want to quote her, posing somethin
FOX News
Oct 20, 2012 2:00am PDT
attacks." what was likely the last e-mail he would ever pen on september 11. stevens eerily warned at great length about the "growing problems" with the security situation in eastern libya. especially noting that the british withdrew their presence from benghazi after the widely reported june 11 rpg attack on the british ambassador's motorcade. now sadly, that was the final sentence of the final memo that the ambassador would ever send. even worse, everything you just heard was readily available to the president and his national security team. which makes their claims that the tragedy was in any way related to a youtube video. or was spontaneous that more disgusting. joining me now to talk about the letter he sent to the president and what he is demanding from the white house is congressman jason chaffetz. along with senator lindsey graham. gentlemen, welcome back to "hannity." >> thank you. >> we played what the vice president said. coupled with what the president said tonight on jon stewart, i'll play it for you. the question will be did they lie to the american people? watch wha
CNBC
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
-founder of shelter hoover capital. and steven weiss of short hills capital and author of "the big win." brian kelly, was this predominantly today a technology correction that spread? is that the bottom, bottom line? >> yeah. especially when you look at other asset classes. i mean, we look at the euro. that was barely down today. you look at bonds. they weren't reaching for bonds. the dollar index was barely up. it wasn't up 1% or 2%. it was up less than a half percent, i believe. so it was. it was people repricing, getting out of tech stocks that for some reason they didn't see before that there actually might be a problem in europe. and now we've certainly gone the other direction from where we were on september 13th, 14th. the euphoria over the policy action. now we're at that despair of wow, everything could be really terrible. and i'm with you, larry. i think this is a buying opportunity here. >> well, i'm glad to hear that because you know more about it than i do. steve weiss, welcome back to the program. >> thanks, larry. >> i just want to go -- look, for the week stocks were up a wee bit. fo
CNBC
Oct 31, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of trading advantage from the chicago mercantile exchange, steven guilfoil, john wood of j.j. w and associates from the nymex a few blocks away in lower man hat the tan and steven rosen from stock gen joins us from manhattan and bob pisani as well. steven guilfoil what an achievement to get things going, uphill battle. >> most of us have problems in our own neighborhoods, had to commute in, most of us had to drive in, maybe walk a great distance, but i'd say 80% to 90% of us are here and surprisingly the liquidity is here. the volume is about where it's supposed to be. >> john, what about the nymex one of the areas in the eye of the storm. what has it been like in terms of getting business back on track? >> we have problems with phones today and it was just the floor was probably about half full. it was just really a logistic nightmare just getting here. i live down in the jersey shore so just getting up here was quite a chore. you get back to the customers and towards the latter part of the trading day you saw a pickup a little bit. >> we want to get to breaking news, stand by,
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 12:00pm EDT
justice john paul stevens this afternoon delivering a speech regarding the second amendment and gun laws. the brady center to prevent gun violence is hosting the event today. during his time on the court, justice stevens authored dissents in the 2006 and 2008 decisions on the second amendment. he served from 1975 to 2010. that makes him the third longest-serving supreme court justice. we expect this to start any moment. this is live coverage on c-span c-span3. c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> we to want to let everybody know there was a mass shooting at -- [inaudible] [inaudible conversations] a gunman acting -- >> that's when i realized that this is not part -- gunmen are shooting everywhere. >> we go out, and the first thing we see is a 13, 14-year-old with bullets in her leg and her stomach and probably her -- [inaudible conversations] ♪ >> we do want to let everybody know at home there's been a mass shooting at a movie theater just outside denver, colorado, in aurora. a gunman acting alone opening fire -- >> that's when i rea
CBS
Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
stevens. [ music ] stevens was killed last month in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. among those at yesterday's memorial service were mayor ed lee and senator dianne feinstein. the libyan ambassador to the united states expressed his government's regret. >> we're very sorry. you send us one of your best diplomats but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> he said stevens was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyan people. during the service has younger sister anne said his optimism inspired her to learn about the middle east. chris stevens of course a graduate of cal and grew up in piedmont and a good guy. i went to college with him. >> you were there at the service. >> i was there. i was really touched. his two sisters are doctors, his brother is a very good attorney. they both spoke. and a lot of laughter, george schultz former secretary of state, 92, got up there and just brought it all home. he was amazing. and the ambassador to libya, he was really -- >> chris was quite the character and his family -- >> chris was just a l
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 10:00am PDT
before the terrorist attack in benghazi on september 11th that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congressman jason chaffetz chairs the house subcommittee on national security and has returned from a fact-finding mission in benghazi. thank you, congressman, very good to see you. first, i wanted to share something with you because governor romney just at a campaign appearance in iowa shared a story of having met one of the navy s.e.a.l.s., since he refers to it to him as a massachusetts resident, massachusetts native, we think that he's talking about glen doherty, let me play them. >> one of them was a guy from my home state of massachusetts and relatively young guy compared to me and he was a former navy s.e.a.l. living in san diego and learned about him, talked about his life, he skied a lot, in some of the places i had and we had a lot of things in common, he told me that he keeps going back to the middle east, he cares very deeply about the people there. he served in the military there. went back from time to time to offer security services and so for
CNN
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
.s. ambassador cyst center stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. senior international correspondent arwa damon went to the consulate ruins to help piece together exactly what happened. >> reporter: amid the ashes, soot, and debris, remnants of the life that was. it's all that remained in the unguarded u.s. consulate compound in benghazi when cnn arrived on the scene three days after the spleptember 11th atta. eyewitnesses told us it was a complex assault. the compound's first line of defense easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards who was stationed at the gate, armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he says that he initially heard chanting growing increasingly louder and then suddenly the gunfire, the rocket-propelled grenades, and other heavy machine gunfire all began attackiattack ing the compound in is where am boss der chris stevens slept. a makeshift safe room. here on the floor is where cnn found the ambassador's journal. it is also the same room where the ambassador was located, hours after th
FOX News
Oct 15, 2012 2:00am PDT
it was a terrorist attack. four people were killed including ambassador christopher stevens and shawn smith. smith's mother told fox news she had a hard time getting any information on how her son was killed. >> leon pineda shook his hands to my face and said, trust me, i will tell you the truth. i will get the right information to you. just trust me. and when i heard that i knew i couldn't trust him. i don't trust any of them any more. they lied. >> during last week's debate he defended them saying they were unaware of a request for adding more security on the ground. they claim the president bung elled the operation. some republicans are suggesting the obama administration is involved in a cover up. >> either they are misleading the american people or incredibly incompetent. you couldn't believe it was based on a riot that never occurred. >> at the top levels the united states is responsible for everything that happens on his watch. these were judgments that were made by the security folks at the state department. we are going to review that whole process and see how that decision was made why t
ABC
Oct 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
details what happened that night. at 8:30, ambassador chris stevens went outside the compound to say good night to a visiting turkish diplomat. the streets were empty. but at 9:40 p.m., security agents in the operations center of the compound heard explosions and saw a large group of armed men entering the compound. stevens, sean smith and one security agent locked themselves in the safe area. they saw attackers hunting for them. pouring diesel and, setting the house on fire. the three americans went to a bathroom area where they tried to open a small window for air. but it was not enough. on the ground suffering from severe smoke inhalation they decided to flee. stevens and smith never made it out alive. diane sawyer asked the president about the white house's initial claims that the incident began with a protest against that anti-muslim video. >> as information came in, information was put out. the information may not have always been right the first time. look, look, diane, these are people i know. and if there is something to be fixed, it will get fixed. >> reporter: the commander of
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
of the evidence. four americans died in the benghazi attack, including ambassador christopher stevens. one said an islamist militant group that claimed responsibility plays into republican claims that the administration knew it was a terrorist attack, even though it was saying the attack appeared to be tied to a protest. yesterday, secretary of state, hillary clinton, said a facebook posting is not conclusive proof. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence and i think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for sometime to be. >> a tune easeian man was arrested. his lawyer says he was innocent. >>> the united states backed a four-day truce in syria but that doesn't mean fighting will stop. the u.n. arab league proposed the cease-fire beginning tomorrow. the syrian government say they haven't signed on. >>> coming up on the morning news, on a thursday morning, the student debt crisis. millions of young americans face an uncertain future amid mountains of debt from college loans thichlts t loans. this is the cbs morning news. trail. this
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 2:00am PDT
chris stevens and three other americans? the question is, why was a request from stevens for additional security declined? we'll look into that. >>> the jets hang tough with the very best team in the afc. mark sanchez getting one last drive to win it. the question is, could he turn the season around for new
FOX Business
Oct 24, 2012 1:00pm EDT
: let me bring in steven with that in mind, what doug just said, do you expect perhaps the fed to consider expanding qe3 to compensate for the end of operation twist? is that a possibility? >> i think it is more than a possibility. i think it is probably going to happen but not at this meeting. i they will defer that decision until december and make it at that point. they will have the benefit of a couple more labor market reports between now and then as they try to assess what the economy looks like. tracy: mike, you too, i know you're expecting not to hear a whole heck of a lot out of this announcement mere but at the same time could well be market moving, no? >> yes, it could be market moving. i actually think the markets expect the fed to say something positive along the lines they will continue to expand their programs. although if they don't say that, the market will probably give up some more ground today because earnings and revenue forecasts off quite a bit and the market needs something good to latch on to get to higher levels. if the fed comes out and does nothing, t
CNN
Oct 24, 2012 9:00am PDT
about who knew what and when. the attack on 9/11 killed chris stevens and three other americans. the emails were sent to the fbi, the white house, other government agencies. one of them was sent while this attack was still underway. our reporter ellise is joining us live. talk a little about these emails, what they reveal. one of them including the claim of responsibility of the attack by an islamist group. >> that's right, suzanne. these are really the first communication we've seen from the u.s. embassy in tripoli. as they were reporting it real-time. now, the first e-mail was from about 4:00 p.m. eastern time which would be 10:00 p.m. in libya, and the subject is u.s. mission in benghazi under attack. the embassy in tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots, explosions have been heard as well. ambassador stevens, who was currently in benghazi and four other mission personnel are in the compound safe haven. now, a half hour later the embassy updates and says that the firing has stopped and the compound has been cleared and that a response team is on site of try
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
? steven yates is former deputy assistant for national security affairs. great to see you. what are the chances that iran would actually capitulate to western demands by suspending the production of 20% uranium if you spin it a bit more could be used to make a nuclear bomb? >> gregg, i'm afraid what it sounds like the pieces of deal that were reported by the "new york times," basically the leftovers have more than ten years of negotiations with europe and united states and the u.n. security council. i don't feel there is lot new there. it's been offered and taken back and there is verification problems if you accept the deal. for me i don't see much of a change. if they are facing a great deal of pressure, there is a strategic choice do you make a deal with crumbling regime or do you have to have a strategy to see beyond the regime. >> gregg: iranians have 18, 20 sites, those are ones we know about and bunch under ground. a lot of this could still be hidden from nuclear inspectors. they could continue their uranium enrichment production capacity what would be an elaborate shell
ABC
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
libyan officials about the investigation into the killing of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >>> and a story breaking overnight. more explosive rhetoric out of north korea this morning, warning that the united states is in striking distance of its missiles. today's remarks are in response of south korea's announcement of a deal with the u.s. to triple the range of its missiles. the north says it shows the allies are plotting to invade the country. >>> a travel nightmare seems to be over this morning. alaskan airlines says that flights are running close to normal after a fiber optic outage shut down its ticketing system. that forced the cancellation of nearly 45 flights. more than 130 other flights departed. but some were delayed as long as four hours. nothing worse than being at the airport and you can't go anywhere. >>> time, now, for weather from across the country on this tuesday morning. cooler than normal, with a morning sprinkle from boston down to new york. thunderstorms around orlando and miami. also, a mix of rain and snow in northern minnesota. showers around minne
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
since the september 11th attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. u.s. special forces provided security for yesterday's investigation. >>> late last night united nations security council unanimously approved a statement condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border town. five civilians were killed. the u.n. called on syria to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors. >>> if you're flying on american airlines today you may be in for a rough ride. american is cancelling dozens of its flights today as it works to fix seats. over the last week seats on three american flights came loose. american blames wear, poor design and spilled soda. seats are being removed and reinstalled. american cancelled 50 flights yesterday and 44 more today. >>> cbs money watch time now on a friday morning. crunching jobs numbers and a status update on a record number of facebook users. ashley morrison is here. >> reporter: asian markets edged up this morning after the bank of japan announced no change in the country's key interest rate. nikkei rose half a percent while the hang seng ad
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
is facing criticism that left ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans dead. david martin reports. >> reporter: two and a half hours after the attack began a drone was diverted to the consulate in benghazi. that plus a second unarmed drone dispatched four hours and 15 minutes later were the only military forces sent to the scene of the attack. commandos were dispatched from europe to sigonella, sicily. by the time they got there the attack in benghazi was over. leon panetta defended the response saying the situation on the ground was too confusing. >> you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on, without having some real-time information about what's taking place. >> reporter: he said senior officers including general carter hamm and general martin dempsey all opposed military intervention. >> general hamm, general dempsey and i felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation. >> the attack occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. >> did you have forces on any heightened alert in that area because of the approaching annivers
MSNBC
Oct 9, 2012 2:30am PDT
report eed will testify th chris stevens who was killed during the attack wanted the security time to stay even longer. that request was turned down. the state department says the 16 member security team was based in tripoli and would not have made a difference at the time of the attack in benghazi. the president's top counter-terrorism official expected to arrive in libya today to make his own assessment of what happened there. >>> we're two days out now from the first and only vice-presidential debate between joe biden and paul ryan. it will take place in kentucky. democrats counting on a strong performance from the vice president who has been hold up for days studying in his hometown of wilmington, delaware. the vice president is receiving counsel from obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod and has done two mock debates. vice president biden also reportedly been reading "young guns," remember that? a book co-written by paul ryan. congressman ryan is in florida this morning where he's lined up for a full day of debate prep. yesterday the republican vice-presidential nominee
MSNBC
Oct 10, 2012 2:30am PDT
. by then the attackers already had set fire to the building where ambassador chris stevens was hiding. that account directly conflicts the description of the attack provided on "meet the press" by u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice. this was on september 16th, five days after the attack. >> putting together the best information that we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. almost a copy cat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted of course by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. >> that from the obama administration again on september the 16th. yesterday, october the 9th, the state department says there were no protests outside the u.s. consulate in benghazi. today congress is set on to hold a hearing on the attack. it's expected to focus on potential security lapses at the compound and whether or not the administration in
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